I'm more than a little embarrassed about how much debris was sitting in my serger when I finally cleaned it today. BUT, I decided to use it as an opportunity to share my best tips for how to clean your serger! Tip #1 - Don't Wait Too Long! Ok, yeah, I know I'm guilty here. […]

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Store bought clothing is made for a specific height, and those of us who are shorter or taller than average know the problems of shirts that are too long, pants that are too short, etc. Sewing patterns are also drafted for a specific height (often listed in the pattern itself for reference), and fortunately when […]

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Do you hate sewing button holes? We get it, plenty of our team members do too, including myself! Many people sew button holes regularly and don't mind them at all, but when you don't sew them very often, they can seem quite finicky and time consuming. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives, and we're going […]

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How to Print PDF Sewing Patterns If you are new to printing PDF patterns, the most important thing you will need to do is make sure to print the pattern accurately, so the size of your sewing project is correct. There are a few key settings you will need to use/adjust to ensure it prints […]

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How to Use Different File Types for PDF Sewing Patterns So what exactly do you get when you purchase a PDF sewing pattern? This is an important thing to know before you buy, so you can make sure that you are able to use the pattern. What is a PDF Pattern? A PDF pattern is […]

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Do you have bins of small fabric scraps sitting around waiting for the right project? Here are some great projects that feature small pieces! 1. Twisted Tank by Titchy Threads A fun tank top for kids can be a great way to use smaller pieces of knit fabrics! The Twisted Tank offers a great diagonal […]

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Hi there! I'm Anisha, honored to be a part of the team here at Sew PDF, and I have a blog tutorial for you today on the Hedgehog Hoodie by Tie Dye Diva! I will cover adding piping to the princess seams while using pockets and how I did the zippers on these vests for […]

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This tutorial (with extra details and pictures) was created by our fantastic team member Keri as a supplement to the instructions in the Rogue River Joggers pattern (for adults or kids), but this method could be used for any pattern with an elastic waist created by folding down the top of the pants (with no […]

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***Updated June 15 2021 to add more free patterns! December can be a really expensive and busy month, so we wanted to take some time in January to first slow down, and then to focus on getting back into the swing of sewing with some amazing things – FREE patterns! Several of our designer partners […]

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